Chris Stringer

Chris Stringer Natural History Museum London

Chris Stringer is the author of The Complete World of Human Evolution, Homo britannicus, and more than two hundred books and papers on the subject of human evolution. One of the world's foremost paleoanthropologists, he is a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He has three children and lives in Sussex and London.



  • Chris Stringer Interviewed on The Takeaway.

    Chris Stringer discusses Lone Survivors on The Takeaway.


Q & A

Where are you from?

Who are your favorite writers?
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?

What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Astronomy, Soccer (I support West Ham United), History

What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
You can't please all of the people all the time

What is your favorite quote?
There is always something new out of Africa - Pliny the Elder

What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
Has human evolution stopped? No!
Did we interbreed with the Neanderthals? Apparently we did, at least a little bit.

What inspired you to write your first book?
Wanting to get my ideas out to a wider audienceWhere do you write?
At home, in my office, with some relaxing music playing in the background



Lone Survivors

Chris Stringer

A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist...